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Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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    Essential Traits

    What's the most essential trait a new team member should possess, and why?

    Ask this question at any stage during the interview. A hiring manager, or better yet, your future boss, is the person to ask. Through their answer, you'll learn about the company's needs and cultural expectations. If the hiring manager, for example, tells you they're seeking a detail-oriented worker, but also someone who sees the bigger picture, you'll want to find out why. Perhaps the company is growing quickly or taking on larger accounts. They might need someone to keep tabs on current projects but also keep pace toward future goals.

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Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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    Essential Traits

    What's the most essential trait a new team member should possess, and why?

    Ask this question at any stage during the interview. A hiring manager, or better yet, your future boss, is the person to ask. Through their answer, you'll learn about the company's needs and cultural expectations. If the hiring manager, for example, tells you they're seeking a detail-oriented worker, but also someone who sees the bigger picture, you'll want to find out why. Perhaps the company is growing quickly or taking on larger accounts. They might need someone to keep tabs on current projects but also keep pace toward future goals.

Like Goldilocks, finding a job that's just right can be a challenge. It takes a lot of work to find the right balance between doing something we really love, making enough money to support our desired lifestyle, having enough challenge and reward to keep us engaged, and managing our work and home lives to create a healthy balance. Finding the right employer can go a long way toward fulfilling these ideals, but how do you go about that in the brief time you have during an interview?

According to Gene Ku, founder and chairman of Mobovida, writing for Glassdoor, choosing the right company starts with asking the right questions. In this slideshow, we've featured the six questions Ku recommends you bring to your next interview.